December 9 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, November 3, 2013
THE internationally acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will bring the Spanish sunshine to Hertfordshire later this month.
The orchestra returns to Watford Colosseum on Friday, November 8, bringing with them their Spanish Fiesta!
This is the perfect opportunity to shake off those autumn blues with an evening of impassioned orchestral favourites, deeply infused with the sounds and rhythms of Spain.
Among others, the concert features Bizet’s fiery Carmen and Fauré’s stately Pavane and Rodrigo’s ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez, full of sunshine and performed by rising star Stewart French, under the baton of Spanish conductor Eduardo Portal.
Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture opens the evening with its memorable melodies, Piazzolla’s feisty Libertango adds a dab of dance and the spirited Capriccio espagnol rounds off this spectacular concert.
In spite of his short career, young Spanish conductor Eduardo Portal has already made his debuts with mayor British and Spanish orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, orthern Sinfonia and Madrid Symphony Orchestra.
He will be joined by solo guitarist Stewart French, who has toured the UK, Europe and the USA with live performances broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Radio 1.
The concert starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £29.50, £27, £24.50 and £15. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added to all orders.
Visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more information and to book online 24 hours a day.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0845 075 3993, or visiting the Watford Colosseum ticket office.